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Handy Gourmet Forever Fizz 2 Liter Soda Dispenser

Handy Gourmet JB6066 Forever Fizz

Dear Soda People,

Drink carefully.

Reviewers seem to hate this thing. The thing? The Handy Gourmet JB6066 Forever Fizz.

They say:

At first glance I thought it might be fun. I am into interesting gadgets. But this is not a useful gadget. It’s not even an interesting toy. It is a complete waste of money. If you should wind up with one of these, hopefully through no fault of your own, be sure you do all your experimenting in the kitchen sink. No you don’t have to do it in the shower. There is no real pressure. There is no gushing out of your soda. There is no fun.
— john the artist


So then, where do all the unsold units go?

Why to the dark corners of Amazon, where all those bad reviews magically disappear.
Listed for $2.83 $2.50 as the Coke Fizzy Soda Drinking Dispense Gadget Cool Dispenser, the failed product will live on and on and on and…

Sincerely, Beyond The Kitchen Sink

PS: Yikes! Fifteen one star reviews (and two very suspect 5 star reviews) over on QVC where they are branded as the K25916 – Prepology Set of 2 Fizz Saver 2-Liter Soda Dispensers.

September 11, 2012   No Comments

Mr. RootBeer Root Beer Kit

Mr. RootBeer Root Beer Kit

As far as soda and the like go, one usually doesn’t know what is on the inside. And after picking up this Mr. RootBeer Root Beer Kit you still might not know what is on the inside, thanks to the inclusion of the mysterious “Root Beer Mix.” But, you’ll still have two gallons of the stuff. Product details (and oh, very well, the ingredient list) continue on below…

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August 15, 2011   No Comments

Fizz it yourself

U-FIZZ Drink Carbonation Kit

Have a hankerin’ for milk and Pepsi but hate Pepsi? Well, if you’ve been suffering through the ultra sweet taste of that suspect combination just to get bubbles in milk, it’s time to let science lead you to better living. The U-FIZZ Drink Carbonation Kit consists of little more than a couple of plastic tubes and a hose (luckily with a $6.99 price tag to match—good job ThinkGeek), but manages to turn any beverage into a bubbling fountain of nose-tickling goodness. Whether it be juice, coffee, tea or the aforementioned milk, your favorite beverage can now be made better. How? Science. By using baking soda and vinegar to produce carbon dioxide, the gadget captures the escaping gas and puts it into your drink. Better living through chemistry, indeed.

November 23, 2009   No Comments

Light-activated Recording Can Fridge Guard confirms the refrigerator light really does turn off

Recording Can Fridge Guard

The Recording Can Fridge Guard is an inconspicuous looking device capable of answering an age-old question: Does the refrigerator light really turn off when the door is closed? Simply record a message and stick it in the fridge. It is cleverly camouflaged as a cola can, so any fridge gnomes (I suspect) will not be distracted as they go about their light-turning-off duties. When the door is opened, and light hits the can, your message will play. Pretty simple stuff; if you don’t hear the can talking to itself when the door is closed, well then, the light is indeed off.

Of course, you could use the can to leave recorded shopping reminders or encouraging words for a dieter, but where’s the fun in that? I can’t think of any better way to make sure the light goes off other than opening and closing the door really, really fast.

(Via Coolest Gadgets)

March 30, 2009   1 Comment